The 7th session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Plenary, is to take place from 29 April to 4 May 2019, in Paris, France. South African delegation to the IPBES7 Plenary comprises of delegates from SANParks, SANBI and officials from the DEA.
SA Agulhas II depart for Marion Island
The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) will bid the SA Agulhas II farewell, as she departs for Marion Island on Thursday, 12 April 2019, at the East Pier Quay, V & A Waterfront Cape Town.
Notice to adopt an Integrated Environmental Management Plan
On the 22 March 2019, Minister Nomvula Mokonyane adopted the Integrated Environmental Management Plan (IEMP) for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) (Phase 1) as an environmental management instrument, based on the adopted instrument, the Minister excluded the National Research Foundation from the requirement to obtain environmental authorisation.
Appointment of high-level panel of experts for management of rhino, elephant, lion and leopard
The public is invited to nominate high-level panel of experts to function as Advisory Committee, to review existing policies, legislation and practices related to management, breeding, hunting, trade and handling of elephant, lion, leopard and rhinoceros. The Panel of Experts will also review the implementation of the recommendations in relation to CITES.
Invitation to comment: Draft South African Water Quality Guidelines for Coastal Marine Waters
Any person who wishes to submit representations or comments in connection with the South African Water Quality Guidelines for Coastal Marine Waters - Natural Environment and Mariculture Use is invited to do so within 30 calendar days from the date of the publication of this notice.
|Continued call to participate in Good Green Deeds programme.
The programme includes the use of clean technology in all sectors of the economy. Minister Mokonyane continues to call on all South Africans to participate in various Good Green Deeds activities in their communities. In the coming week, a number of clean-up activities have been scheduled to take place.
Register with Waste Bureau for supply of waste tyres.
DEA wishes to make tyres available to persons or companies who are in good standing with the state and who will use the tyres to advance objectives of DEA viz. recycling and reuse in a manner that does not harm environment. Relevant waste tyre processors, pre-processors, secondary industries, and exportersare called on to register with Waste Bureau for supply of waste tyres.
Minister Mokonyane moves to address concerns on captive lion breeding and associated trade activities.
Minister Mokonyane met with the National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) together with the South African Predators Association (SAPA) in an attempt to find consensus on concerns around the breeding and welfare of lions in captivity as well as the trade in lion bones.